Plastic ingestion by Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) from the Norwegian coast.

  title={Plastic ingestion by Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) from the Norwegian coast.},
  author={Inger Lise N Br{\aa}te and David P Eidsvoll and Calin Constantin Steindal and Kevin V Thomas},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  volume={112 1-2},
This study documents the occurrence of microplastic (<5mm), mesoplastics (5-20mm) and macroplastic (>20mm) in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), a common and economically important species of marine fish in Norway. Fish stomachs (n=302) were examined from six different locations along the coast of Norway. Three percent of the individual stomachs contained items identified by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) as synthetic polymers. Bergen City Harbour was a hotspot with 27% of the cod… CONTINUE READING
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